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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2018

Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours and/or events on Halloween.

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Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for October

The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Otis and Shelburne for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Adams Woman Charged in Fatal Hit & Run

An Adams woman has been charged in the hit-and-run accident last month that resulted in the death 38-year-old Jerome "Jeremy" Berard.

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UPDATED: Arrests Made In Robbins Ave Stabbing

A city man was murdered on Robbins Avenue Monday evening. According to the District Attorney's Office, William Catalano, 34, of Pittsfield was found lying on the sidewalk in front of 219 Robbins Avenue at about 5:28 p.m. Monday. Catalano was suffering from multiple stab wounds and died shortly after 7 p.m. at Berkshire Medical Center.

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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 17-23

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Williamstown Officials Confront Issues Related to Off-Campus Parties

In response to reports by a local resident about past issues related to the event, board members Jane Patton and Andrew Hogeland voted against authorizing the closure.

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PopCares Inspiring Next Generation to Volunteer

These youngest supporters are a testament to the impact that PopCares has had, largely shown by the 600 or so diners at the annual gala who enthusiastically bid up to $330 for platters of whoopie pies, dropped thousands of tickets for a chance at gift certificates and baskets in the chinese auction and penned in bids at the silent auction. Last year's event raised $43,000.

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Pittsfield Car Rolls Over In Driveway, Hits Neighboring Building

Police and fire responded to a somewhat unique accident Monday afternoon. In the driveway of a Columbus Avenue multi-family apartment building was an overturned Subaru, leaning on the neighbor's home. There were no injuries as the woman got out of the vehicle with only minor bumps and scratches.

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With Financing Mostly In Place, St. Mary's Redevelopment Moving Forward

With a new investor on board, CT Management has just about all of its funding in place to redevelop the St. Mary the Morningstar campus. Developer David Carver purchased the property at the end of 2017 with plans to transform the historic property into 29 market-rate housing units. Since then the company has been working on securing the financing need to preserve the buildings, transform the interiors, while still making economic sense. The project is estimated to cost more than $6 million.

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Ribbon Cut On New $120.8 Million Taconic High School

Taconic senior Alexandria Carmon went to numerous vocational competitions against schools throughout the state. And it made her jealous. The health technologies program at Taconic had great teachers. It was a great program. But the other schools had better technology. They had a better environment to practice their trades.

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New Men's Group Piques Interest at Coalition Forum on Relational Violence

The most visible of the efforts made since March is the formation of Men Initiating Change In North County (MIC INC), a group founded by North Adams City Councilor Benjamin Lamb that aims to fill a "gap in the ecosystem" of support for victims of relational violence.

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Registration, Early Voting Deadlines Set for Election Day

The last day to register to vote or change voting affiliation for the Nov. 6 state election is Wednesday, Oct. 17. ces.

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Knight Backs Caccaviello in District Attorney's Race

Judith Knight isn't going to be the next district attorney. But she hopes Paul Caccaviello will be. Knight, who finished third in the Democratic primary in September, is putting her support behind Caccaviello's write-in campaign. Knight made the announcement on steps of the Berkshire Superior Court on Tuesday.

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Adams Property Owners See Tax Rate Drop for Fiscal 2019

The rate for residential will be $21.39 per $1,000 valuation; the commercial rate will be $25.40, a 14 cent drop from this year. The commercial and industrial shift will increase from 1.12 to 1.15.

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Harvest Festivals and Craft Fairs 2018

Have an event to add? Email us at info@iberkshires.com.

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North County Community Dedicated to Continuing Nelson's Story

Nelson's work on that project and his inspiration within the community in leading by example won't be forgotten. During a tribute on Monday night for Nelson, who died in July at age 83, the pantry's new name was revealed as the Al Nelson Friendship Center.

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Adams Officials Say Infrastructure Needed to Deal With Flooding

Two rainstorms on Sept. 12 and 18 overwhelmed some of the town's flood control system. Flooding affected the Lime, Davis, North Summer, and Charles street areas damaging people's property and causing over $2 million in damage to public infrastructure.

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Lanesborough Bridge Dedicated to Vietnam War Hero

As a kid, Gregory Aloysius Noonan would meet up with his best friend Tom McKnight and head to the miner road bridge to fish and crack jokes. As they grew older and the Vietnam War came, Noonan was far from that brook. But he was there with pride, defending the United States of America. He was quite decorated too.

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Pittsfield Continues to Stumble Over Trash Ordinance

Box, bundle, barrel, bag, whatever, just keep it orderly. That's what Ward 3 City Council Nicholas Caccamo is now proposing for a trash ordinance after re-writing the existing laws from top to bottom looking to focus only on health and aesthetics. His new version does not include any limits on the amount of trash nor does it require a toter or special bags after both had been harshly opposed by residents.

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Neighbors Mount Coordinated Opposition to Pittsfield Solar Array

The neighbors around the Pontoosuc Country Club have mounted a coordinated attack in opposition to the proposed solar array. The Boston-based solar developer Nexamp Inc. is proposing a 6.5-megawatt solar array on 25 of the course's 131 acres of land. The plan takes over the southern portion of the project - the corner closest to Hancock Rock and Ridge Avenue - and leaves enough space for the club's owner to operate a nine-hole course.

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Clarksburg VFW Unveils New Sign, Name for Town Field

Town meeting voted to rename the field last December to memorialize Cook and the town's veterans and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter, also named after Cook, raised the funds to install the sign.

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McCann Does Well on MCAS; Skills Chapters Update Committee

The problem is the school has been high achieving for some time so evaluations based on advancing students is more difficult because of the high number of proficient student.

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Mount Greylock Building Committee Nixes Overflow Parking Proposal

At issue was a patch of land currently occupied by trailers related to the $64 million building project. As construction winds down, construction manager Turner Construction plans to remove the trailers and return the land to its natural state.

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Berkshire Money Management Donates $2,500 to Thanksgiving Angels

Thanksgiving really isn't that far away. At the South Congregational Church, volunteers are already gearing up for the Thanksgiving Angels program, which provides turkeys and all of the sides to thousands of local residents in need. On Wednesday, Berkshire Money Management helped kick off the season with a $2,500 donation.

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Fall Foliage Event Winners Listed for 2018

Here's roundup of winners of some of the events; see the story on the Children's Parade for those winners.

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Pittsfield Sells $875K Worth of Tax Liens

The tax lien auction brought in another $875,000, adding to about $800,000 the city had taken in ahead of time in back taxes. According to Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood, 61 liens were sold by Strategic Auction Solutions at City Hall Thursday afternoon accounting for $875,770.61.

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Adams-Cheshire Pleased With New MCAS Test Scores

Superintendent John Vosburgh told the School Committee on Monday that the district has received a rating of 59 percent "partially meeting targets" that means although there is much work to do, the district rating with the state is improving.

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Cheshire to Begin Town Administrator Selection Process

Retiring Town Administrator Mark Webber told the board on Tuesday that now that the job posting has ended, the selectmen must start the town administrator selection process.

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Lanesborough Briefs: Special Town Meeting Next Week

A special town meeting will ask voters for approval to fund renovations to the police station, restore the cupola on town hall, and switch the regular town meeting to Saturday, among other topics. The special town meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23 at 6 p.m. to vote on 10 articles. Three of the articles asks to move money around for the police station renovation, a project already done but is missing a source of funds.

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Town of Lee Awarded $4.9M to Support Eagle Mills Redevelopment

In total, $7,789,664 has been awarded to the Fourth Berkshire District towns of Lee, Tolland, Monterey, and Sheffield through the 2018 MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program.

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North Adams Airport Commission Set to Award Terminal Bid

Peter Enzien of Stantec Consulting Services, the airport's engineer, told the commission Tuesday that once the signed standard contract form is sent back to the state Department of Transportation, the city can award the project to low bidder DA Sullivan & Sons, which bid $3.6 million.

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Lauren Mangiardi Scores Twice in MCLA Women's Soccer Win

The MCLA women's soccer team scored a pair of first half goals and controlled the majority of play as they cruised to a 7-0 win over the visiting SUNY Poly women's soccer team at Shewcraft Field on Monday.

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Letter: Moran Right for Register of Deeds

I am writing to voice my opinion and support for Debbie Moran as register of deeds in Adams.

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Accreditors to Visit BCC's Nursing Program Wednesday, Public Meeting Scheduled

BCC's nursing program will be reviewed for accreditation during a site visit on Wednesday. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing is holding a visit, which includes a public forum, on the accreditation process. ACEN has a full day scheduled including from 1:45 until 2:45 hearing from the public any questions, opinions, or concerns about the program.

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Biz Briefs: Red Lion Inn Partners with Stash Hotel Rewards

Stash members earn five points for each dollar spent on eligible room rates and can redeem them at great independent hotels across North America, including the Caribbean and Hawaii.

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BRPC Updating Regional Transportation Plan

RPC is revamping the regional transportation plan. The plan serves as the master guidance document for the Metropolitan Planning Organization's guidance of a number of federal transportation funds and Berkshire Regional Planning Commission's work.

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Berkshires Beat: BSO Going 'Into the Forest' for Pleasant Valley Concert

Hosted by Sean Rafferty, "Into the forest, In Tune," Pleasant Valley edition, also will feature segments on the natural history of forests and the intersection of forests, music, and the arts.

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Pittsfield Firefighters Wear Pink In Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Cancer affects everybody. The city firefighters know that well, with three members currently battling the disease. This month the Fire Department is paying tribute to those who are battling breast cancer and their families.

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The Independent Investor: The Student Loan Crisis

Since the financial crisis and Great Recession over a decade ago, student loans have grown by almost 157 percent. Compare that to auto loans, which have risen 52 percent. In the case of mortgage and credit card debt, we have seen a decrease by about 1 percent.

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Adams to Update Emergency Management Plan

The move comes after a water-boil order that highlighted communications issues between governing boards and two storms that caused severe damage.

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New Doctor Joins BMC Cancer Center

Dr. Ahmad is accepting new patients in need of hematology oncology services at both the Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC offices in Pittsfield, at the BMC Cancer Center and, in North Berkshire, at the North Adams Campus of BMC.

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Cumberland Farms Faces Questioning at Community Meeting

The discussions that started at 5:30 went well past the 7 p.m. mark as company representatives were peppered with questions about traffic and the site plan.

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BCC Honors Academic Achievement at Upcoming Convocation

Each honored student ranks in the top 5 percent of the college with a grade point average of 3.75 or better in courses totaling at least 12 credits.

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Letter: Experience Matters in District Attorney

Career public servants put the community's well-being before their personal ambitions and spend their time protecting others; they become experts in their field, tireless in commitment and devoted for decades.

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New Member Named to SVHC Advisory Board

The SVHC Deerfield Valley Regional Advisory Board consists of 10 members. Members are nominated by members of the group or by the health system. The SVHC Foundation's mission is to engage in development and fundraising activities exclusively for the support of the Southwestern Vermont Health Care Corporation.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Oct. 19-25

Wear your cowboy hat and boots! The Hoedown for Hope fundraiser for Moments House will feature live music by Whiskey City and The Hotshot Hillbillies, line dancing with instruction by Cheryl Wendling, food, games, raffles, balloon magic with Bowey the Clown, face painting, a photo booth and more. 3-10 p.m. at the new Proprietor's Lodge (formerly the ITAM), 22 Waubeek Road.

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Letter: Question 1 Will Hurt Small Hospitals

If Question 1 passed it would enforce rigid staffing ratios that are not geared towards patients' needs. Every patient is different, so we base decisions on acuity and collaboration rather than strict numbers.

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New Pediatrician Joins Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

Lozier's work experience includes serving as a clinical research assistant at Brown University-Roger Williams Medical center and Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies in Providence, R.I., and as senior clinical research coordinator and rater at AccelRX Research in and at the New England Center for Clinical Research, both in Fall River, Mass.

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Lee Middle and High School Announces New National Honor Society Members

Prospective members are vetted by a faculty council based on criteria of scholarship, leadership, service and character.

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MCLA Men's Golf Competes at NAC Championships

MCLA's Reese Dwyer moved up two spots to finish 30th overall Sunday on Day Two of the North Atlantic Conference Championship at the Country Club of Vermont.

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